Odysseus: The Oath

This is the first title in an epic series following the life of Odysseus - adventure, passion and battle in ancient Greece. A man becomes a hero...As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos, a man feared by many across the land as a ruthless fighter. He learns of his heritage and a lifelong passion is sparked: to become an adventurer and warrior. In Mycenae, he meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules - the man with god-like strength who slaughtered his family and punished by the King to undertake impossible tasks to earn absolution. But is Eurystheus the man he says he is? When a child comes to Odysseus in the middle of the night, with another, very disturbing, version of what happened that fateful night, Odysseus embarks on the first of his extraordinary quests...So begins the epic story of Odysseus, the first of two volumes: an adventure of love, war, courage and heroism, weaving from a small rocky island in Greece, to the mighty fall of Troy.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780230769342
Categories BX, extraordinary, Fiction, Historical Fiction, WBD
Author(s) Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Pages 400
Format Paperback
Dimensions 15.24cm x 3.05cm x 23.37cm
Weight 0.5 kg
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